74-Year-Old Army Vet Thanks Medicare For Covering Sex-Change Surgery

Medicare may soon start covering sex-reassignment surgery, reports The New York Times. The Department of Health and Human Services appeal board made the ruling Friday, reversing a Medicare policy that has been in place since 1981. The board ruled that the current exclusion was “no longer reasonable” because the procedure is safe and effective and cannot be considered experimental anymore. In the video below, Tiffany Woods says “it’s medically necessary care. It enhances quality of life. It makes you feel on an equal playing field as somebody else.” Whoa! Being on the same playing field is medically necessary? I’ve never heard of anyone who lost their life for the medical reason of not being on an equal playing field.

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